After 3 years of live shows, and 2 years of writing, the debut EP from Canadian three piece, Leather Apron Revival has arrived. The airtight rhythm department of Jeff Rees (drums/ percussion) and Grady Pasiechnyk (bass) creates the perfect canvas for Lennan Delaney’s guitar, fiddle and powerful baritone vocals. His Cape Breton roots are evident. Recorded live off the floor over a whirlwind 48 hours at the Rebeltone Ranch under the guidance of Engineer/ Producer Micheal Ayotte and acclaimed recording artist Leeroy Stagger, the debut EP beautifully walks the line between delicate and aggressive.
Begonia’s Alexa Dirks has never been able to fit into the box of being a “conventional woman”. “I’m loud, I’m awkward and I’ve always taken up space. I’ve done things my whole life that some people would tell me weren’t appropriate ‘for a girl’.” That narrative that once tore Dirks down is now what empowers her to take charge of her own story, in her own way.Continue reading “Begonia”
Wildlife are five friends from around Ontario who got together to make some music in 2006 and have kinda been doing that ever since. Their goal is to make really fun songs with lots of pop pop pop. But they’re more than that. They stand apart from so many of Toronto’s bands because their music is loud yet so heart-felt, distinct for its punk-tinged ferocity and truly unique melodies. And as for style, who do they sound like? It’s so hard to pin down, but it’s that raw, honest and emotional delivery that brings together a mix of so many things: a love for the old and the new, pushing forward while gripping on to the best of what’s come before. They’ve built something you can put your heart in.